Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Loose Tooth + Pillow Fight =

Yes, that's right. Hannah lost her first tooth during a pillow fight. It was quite loose before the pillows started flying. My Mom, in fact, said she "could have had it out of there" the day before, but she didn't want to rob us of the opportunity of pulling it ourselves. Since loose teeth and - heaven forbid - having to pull them out, make me sick to my stomach, I would have been OK with Grandma pulling it. But, Ryan wanted to be the one to do it. Yuck.

In the end, Hannah pulled her own tooth out... sort of. While playing in the living room of Grandma and Grandpa Mattson's house, under the watchful care of Uncle Greggy, a pillow fight began. Who started the fight is any one's guess (cough, cough: Greg). By his own account (and feel free to comment/defend yourself if I'm misquoting you), Greg lobbed a pillow at Hannah. The pillow hits Hannah in the face/mouth. Hannah recovers quickly and, laughing, says something to the effect of "hey, you're going to knock out my loose tooth!" Greg, having forgotten all about the loose tooth until now, decides he'd better make sure the tooth is still there and not somewhere on Grandma's white carpet. Upon inspection, he confirms the tooth has not come out. Hannah says that the pillow loosened the tooth more, so she grabs it between her fingers and - yank! The tooth is out! Both Greg and Hannah think this is very cool, so they exchange high fives and run into the kitchen, where the rest of the family is. Greg and Hannah are both running with their hands up in the air, over their heads. One of Hannah's hands is holding her tooth. She's smiling broadly with blood from her gum starting to drip onto her lip. After we mopped up the blood and found some Tupperware to hold the tooth, we had a good laugh. I wonder if she went to school the next day and told her friends, "My uncle knocked out my tooth with a pillow!"

Sweet Hannah told my Mom that she was hoping to get "a shiny penny" from the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy must have been feeling generous that night, because she got four quarters. Ryan walked by the girls' room the morning after the tooth fairy's visit. He overheard Hannah whispering to Emma, "It's 6:53 Emma. I can't wait until it's 7 so I can show Mommy!!!" Many of you probably don't know that Hannah is required to stay in her bed until her digital clock's first number is a 7. So, she was awake (for who knows how long) sitting in bed, waiting for her clock to get to 7, so she could get out and show her fairy loot.


Agnes Minerva said...

Yay Hannah! What a great memory for her.

Cailean said...

Oh I can't wait for these moments. I believed in the Tooth Fairy more than the Easter Bunny! Wow, she will for sure always remember how her first tooth came out!